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Posted on: December 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Pet Identification: Licenses and Microchips


It’s that time of year when winter windstorms compromise fences and doors are frequently open for holiday visitors, increasing the chances for pets to escape and become lost in extreme weather.

The following identification can help ensure your lost pet is returned home quickly:

* Pet licenses provide quick, easily visible identification that allows anyone who finds your pet to access your contact information. Also, remember that pet licenses are required for all adult dogs and cats residing in unincorporated Snohomish County.

* Microchips are safe and reliable. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted permanently under the skin above the shoulder blades. Most shelters, animal control agencies, and veterinarians have the special scanners required to read your contact information on a microchip. For chip insertion, contact your veterinarian.

Already licensed and microchipped your pet? Remember to keep your contact information up to date on the records.

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